Leidys Murillo

affiliated with the university


I am interested in using insects as study models for understanding patterns of diversity. In the past I studied dung beetles and butterflies. Currently I am interested in the evolutionary dynamics, higher-level phylogeny, and biogeography of insects using phylogenetic methods applied to different character systems (molecular data, morphology, larvae and host plants).

More specifically, my PhD thesis is focused on the diversification patterns in Geometridae – a family of moths (order Lepidoptera). One of the projects involves molecular systematics and diversification of the Neotropical Ennominae, and another is focused on the phylogenetic position of the subfamilies Oenochrominae and Desmobathrinae within Geometridae.

Recent research outputs

Simeão de Souza Moraes, Leidys Murillo-Ramos, Patrícia A. Machado, Hamid R. Ghanavi, Luiza M. Magaldi, Karina L. Silva-Brandão, Massuo J. Kato, André V.L. Freitas & Niklas Wahlberg, 2021, In: Zoologica Scripta.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leidys Murillo, 2021, Lund: Lund. 275 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

Pasi Sihvonen, Leidys Murillo-Ramos, Gunnar Brehm, Hermann Staude & Niklas Wahlberg, 2020 Jul 1, In: Systematic Entomology. 45, 3, p. 606-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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